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Put poachers out of business

Poachers are thieves who are stealing our fish and wildlife resources. You, as a concerned citizen, can take an active role in helping Iowa DNR put these fish and wildlife thieves out of business. If you witness or even hear of poaching activity call the TIP HOTLINE (1-800/532-2020) and report it immediately. Or, complete our confidential online TIP form.

Poachers steal from all Iowans

It is as wrong to steal from all Iowa citizens as it is to steal from an individual--the poacher is a thief! For those in genuine need, assistance programs are putting food on the table without harming wildlife. Poachers have money, and spend it on gas, driving around to find deer, and for cartridges, spotlights and CB radios. Poachers do not take only what they need; they take all they can get.

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Earn a TIP Reward!

  • $150 - Small game, fish, birds and furbearing animals;
  • $200 - Wild turkey and raptors;
  • $300 - Deer, elk, moose, and black bear;
  • $1,000 - Threatened or endangered species or commercial poaching operations.

The sooner you take action the better our chances are of catching the violators